Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Secretary Jewell to Celebrate Great Outdoors America Week with Kids and Conservation Leaders
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join kids and conservation leaders and organizations this week to celebrate Great Outdoors America Week (GO Week).
On Tuesday, June 25, Jewell will participate in a conversation about conservation and youth with Richard Louv, award-winning author of eight books about the importance of connecting children with nature, at the Center for American Progress.
On Wednesday, June 26, Jewell will join Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley, Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy, over 100 local youth and conservation organizations at the Outdoors Alliance for Kids' “Kids, Youth and the Great Outdoors Festival” on the National Mall. Jewell will provide brief remarks, participate in nature-based recreation and learning activities, and will walk with the youth from the Washington Monument to the Capitol.
The events are open to credentialed media representatives.
EVENT #1: CONVERSATION ON CONVERSATION AND YOUTH
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Author Richard Louv
CAP President Neera Tanden
CAP Chair John Podesta
Conversation about Conservation and Youth
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 3:30 PM EDT
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Credentialed members of the media should RSVP here.
EVENT #2: KIDS, YOUTH AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS FESTIVAL
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley
Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy
Outdoor Nation Youth Ambassador Arturo Cervantes
Outdoors Alliance for Kids Chair Jackie Ostfeld
The Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune
100+ Local Youth
Outdoors Alliance for Kids' “Kids, Youth and the Great Outdoors Festival” and Walk to the Capitol
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Festival with outdoor recreation and learning activities
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Remarks
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Walk to the Capitol
NE Quadrant of the National Mall, near the Washington Monument
15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Credentialed members of the media should RSVP to Emily Beyer (email@example.com) by 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 26.